The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4

Allen, Thomas

1827

The parish of St. Olave having greatly increased in number of houses and inhabitants, the commissioners for erecting new churches within the bills of mortality, purchased a site for a church and cemetery, consisting of a field which was walled in and called the , wherein the train bands of used to exercise. It was built accordingly, and was consecrated . The district of Horsley-down was appointed for its parish, and was established by an act of Geo. II. . This act states that a site for a church had been purchased, and a new church built thereon, near Horsley-down; and it enacts, that the new parish should be totally independent of St. Olave. was granted to buy lands for the maintenance of a rector, who was also to be paid per annum by quarterly payments out of burial fees, for which the burial grounds and vaults were vested in the vestry, exclusive of the rector; on non-payment, the rector may distrain on the churchwardens: the vestry to consist of the rector, and all the inhabitants renting a-year and upwards; this pro vision to be in full of all moduses, tithes, Easter-offerings, and other

454

demands, except such surplice fees and other perquisites as are allowed by the said act, and the vestry, with consent of the bishops, should appoint; the rectory never to be held , and all licenses and dispensations for that purpose are declared void; the inhabitants to enjoy all the advantages of the free school, and thirds of all donations formerly given to the parish of St. Olave, subject, however, to an annual payment of for the poor of the old parish.

The bounds of this parish are as follows: commencing at , it pursues a southerly course, through Russel-street and , to and , up , down to Potter's-fields, and from thence to the Thames.

 
This object is in collection Subject Temporal Permanent URL
ID:
g158bt43n
To Cite:
DCA Citation Guide    EndNote
Usage:
Detailed Rights
View all images in this book
 Title Page
 Dedication
CHAPTER I: Site, local divisions, and government of the City of Westminster; history of the Abbey; Coronation Ceremonies; and lists of the Abbots and Deans
CHAPTER II: Westminster Abbey, and Description of the Tombs and Monuments
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of St. Margaret's Parish
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of St. John's Parish, Westminster
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, Westminster
CHAPTER VI: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. James, Westminster
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Anne, Westminster
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Mary-le-strand
CHAPTER X: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. Clement Danes
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of the parish of st. George, Hanover Square
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of the Precinct of the Savoy
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of the Inns of Court
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of the Precincts of the Charter-house and Ely Place, and the Liberty of the Rolls
 CHAPTER XV: Historical Notices of the Borough of Southwark
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Olave, Southwark
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of the parish of St. John, Southwark
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Thomas, Southwark
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. George's, Southwark
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of St. Saviour's Parish
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of the parist of Christ-church in the County of Surrey
 CHAPTER XXII: A List of the Principal Books, &c that have been published in Illustration of the Antiquities, History, Topography, and other subjects treated of in this Work
 Addenda et Corrigienda
 Postscript